Pacific Energiser Issue 24 PDF Print E-mail


Bula and greetings everyone.


Welcome to 24th issue of the Pacific Energiser, the first since the Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers’ Meeting in Tonga on 24 - 28 April 2017. It is therefore proper that we take time in this issue to reflect on the outcome of the meeting.

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Pacific Energiser Issue 24


Once again, hearty thanks to those who have contributed to the current issue and we welcome comments/suggestions on the newsletter.


A SPC prioritisation process identified the need to harmonise and integrate existing programmes for improved delivery and efficiency including cost effectiveness.


The process included the merger of the Geoscience Division (GSD) and Economic Development Division (EDD), which concluded to a newly established Geosciences, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division of SPC. The Georesources and Energy Programme is one of the three areas of scientific programming of the GEM Division.


With this merger, in coming future, we will be organising an external visibility and communications survey to review newsletter content and identify target audience etc and will be requesting your support to actively participate in the survey.


Enjoy reading!!

Last Updated on Friday, 22 September 2017 13:38
Solar Power brings new opportunities for sugarcane families PDF Print E-mail


Suva, Fiji – Four hundred remote rural households in Fiji’s sugarcane belt areas will have electricity by the middle of this year, thanks to a European Union funded, Micro Projects Programme (MPP) for clean, green solar power, implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC).


Each of the 400 households in Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki will have lighting and power-points installed. For some, this is the first reliable electricity supply they have had.


Fifty of the 400 households will also be supplied with water pumps and five households with freezers, powered by the new solar equipment. The solar photovoltaic (PV) systems consist of solar modules (panels), sealed lead-acid batteries, inverter(s), portable lamps and other accessories that capture sunlight and convert it to power.


SPC Deputy Director-General (Suva), Dr Audrey Aumua, said energy poverty, including access to electricity, is one of the most important obstacles to social and economic development of the rural, remote and resource poor communities.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 10:32

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